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Harrison deeds and documents

Reference code(s): GB 0210 HARDEEDS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Harrison Deeds and Documents

Short Title: Harrison deeds and documents

Creation date(s): 1357-1978

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 2.974 cubic metres (105 boxes)

Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history: Harrisons (formerly Harrison and Sons) is a well established firm with over 160 years of advising the people of Mid Wales and Shropshire about legal matters.


Scope and content/abstract: The first group of documents deposited in 1976 comprises: deeds and documents, 1357-1963, including deeds relating to the Jones family of Llanloddian and Llandysilio, and the Harrison family estates in the counties of Denbigh and Montgomery, 1504-1912; the Pugh of Llanerchydol estates; the Naylor-Leyland estates in co. Montgomery, 1706-1965, including the estates of Pugh of Brynllywarch, Kerry and the Leighton estate; Naylor family (Liverpool deeds), 1694-1850; Guilsfield and Manafon, 1727-1898; Llandysilio and Llandrinio, 1721-1864; Trefnanney estate (mainly the Rocke and Mytton families), 1709-1908; miscellaneous estates, 1618-1919, (mainly Welshpool, Guilsfield and Castele Caereinion, co. Montgomery, and a few co. Merioneth deeds); the Pennant and Glanhafren estates, co. Montgomery (Pryce Buckley and Andrews families), 1642-1955; Dugdale family (Llanfyllin and Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, co. Montgomery), 1788-1874; Morris family of Pentrenant, Churchstoke, 1600-1823; Walton family (Cwmllecoediog estate, parish of Mallwyd, counties of Merioneth and Montgomery, and some co. Lancaster material, 1662-1910; Walton family (co. Lancaster, with a few from co. York), 1796-1918; miscellaneous deeds from co. Montgomery, 1543-1901; Pryce family, Cyfronydd estate, 19th century-1929; miscellaneous small groups (Baxter, Glyn and Vaughan families), 1674-1922; John Williams of Plas Tanyrallt, co. Caernarfon, and Vownog, Llanfyllin, co. Montgomery, 1683-1858; miscellaneous deeds, co. Salop, 1546-1915; miscellaneous deeds in Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland, 1438-1917; miscellaneous papers (mainly relating to public matters in co. Montgomery, including highways, savings banks, canal shares, the 1847 Montgomery Boroughs election, 17th century newsletters), 1687-1886; legal and monorial documents, 16th c. -18th c.; miscellaneous documents (wills, bonds, receipts, appointments etc.), 1589-1942; Troughton family, co. Warwick, including records relating to the coal and iron mines, 1614-1906; printed latter, mainly sale catalogues, 1767-1910; miscellaneous deeds and documents, mainly relating to co. Montgomery, 17th c-20th c; Naylor-Leyland correspondence, 1907-1917. The second group, deposited and listed in 1980, comprises documents deriving from p. Forden, co. Montgomery, 1654-1856, many relating to the Lloyd family; further deeds and documents, 1722-1922, mainly deriving from properties in Forden, co. Montgomery; documents relating to p. Chirbury, co. Salop, 1725-1919, some concerning the Humphreys family; miscellaneous documents, 1679-1847, relating to co. Montgomery, mainly the parishes of Montgomery and Llandysul; deeds and documents, 1694-1926, concerning properties in the parishes of Kerry and Llandysul, co. Montgomery, some relating to the Bank House Estate; documents, 1610-1845, concerning property at Churchstoke and Montgomery, co. Montgomery; deeds, 1715-1853, relating mainly to properties in p. Kerry, co. Montgomery, some deriving from the Turner family estates; deeds, 1656-1867, relating to properties in the parishes of Churchstoke and Castle Caereinion; deeds and documents, 1709-1862, concerning the Trewern and Varchwel estates, mainly in the parishes of Buttington and Llanfair Caereinion; deeds, 1739-1913, concerning properties in the parishes of Llandrinio and Llanllwchaearn, co. Montgomery, etc.; deeds and documents, 1611-1885, relating to properties at Welshpool; deeds and documents, 1762-1916, relating to properties in the parishes of Llandinam, Manafon, Berriew, co. Montgomery; documents, 1792-1955, relating to the Leyland-Naylor estates, and to the Harrison family, 1839-1947; deeds and documents, 1637-1891, from numerous parishes in co. Montgomery and co. Salop; miscellaneous deeds and documents, 1357-1936, from a large number of Montgomeryshire parishes; deeds and documents, 1625-1892, relating to properties mainly within Guilsfield and Welshpool, co. Montgomery; miscellaneous papers, 1546-1931, mainly concerning the Morris family of Pentrenant, many concerning the p. of Churchstoke, co. Montgomery. The supplementary group deposited in 1991 comprises deeds and documents, 1673-1963, relating to properties in the parishes of Welshpool, Manavon and Berriew, co. Montgomery; deeds and documents, 1859-1946, relating to properties in the parishes of Welshpool, Berriew, Churchstoke, Llanfair Caereinion etc.; deeds and documents, c. 1727-1929, relating to properties at Llanfechan, Llangynniew, Berriew, Llansaintffraid, Guilsfield, Welshpool etc., some relating to the Glanhafren estate; documents, 1683-1858, relating to properties in a large number of parishes in Montgomeryshire; correspondence and papers relating to Thomas Jones of Llantysilio, 1787-1836, and to Major Robert J. Harrison, Llantysilio Hall, Llangollen, 1810-1841, and miscellanea, 1704-1872; legal papers, 1823-1833; and miscellaneous legal and financial papers, 1685-1912, of Montgomeryshire interest. The group deposited in September 2000 comprises deeds and documents, 1775-1978, relating to properties in the parishes of Berriew and Guilsfield and in the town of Welshpool, Montgomeryshire: -- Parcel 1: Tymawr in the township of Ffridd Pen-y-wern, parish of Berriew, co. Montgomery, 1799-1959, originally purchased in 1799 from the commissioners for enclosing the waste land in the manors of Kedewen, Hopton and Overgorther. -- Parcel 2: Perthi Farm in the township of Burgedin, parish of Guilsfield, co. Montgomery, 1791-1937, originally purchased in 1799 from the commissioners for enclosing the waste land in the manors of Streetmarshall, Tirymynech and Deytheur. -- Parcel 3: Dwelling houses and shops, 11-13 Broad Street, Welshpool, co. Montgomery, 1775-1978. -- Parcel 4: Messuages in New Street and Tanyard Terrace, Welshpool, co. Montgomery, 1862-1925.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in exactly the same order as they are listed in 'scope and contents'.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at NLW, A Preliminary Schedule of Deeds and Documents deposited by Messrs Harrison and Sons, Welshpool (2 vols, 1976 and 1980), and in NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1992, pp. 49-57. The September 2000 deposit has not been catalogued in detail.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the NLW have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are likely.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Messrs Harrison and Sons, Welshpool, in 1975, 1980, July and October 1991, and September 2000.


Related material: Harrison Family Papers were deposited at the NLW in 1947 and 1957.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, A Preliminary Schedule of Deeds and Documents deposited by Messrs Harrison and Sons, Welshpool (2 vols, 1976 and 1980), and NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1992, pp. 49-57.

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2006

Banks and banking | Wales | Montgomeryshire
Deeds | England | Chirbury
Deeds | England | Liverpool
Deeds | England | Manchester
Deeds | England | Shropshire
Deeds | England | Yorkshire
Deeds | Wales | Berriew
Deeds | Wales | Castell Caereinion
Deeds | Wales | Forden
Deeds | Wales | Guilsfield
Deeds | Wales | Kerry/Ceri
Deeds | Wales | Llandinam
Deeds | Wales | Llandrinio
Deeds | Wales | Llandysilio (Powys)
Deeds | Wales | Llandysul (Montgomeryshire)
Deeds | Wales | Llanfair Caereinion
Deeds | Wales | Llanfechan
Deeds | Wales | Llanfyllin
Deeds | Wales | Llangynyw
Deeds | Wales | Llanllwchaearn
Deeds | Wales | Llanrhaedr-ym-Mochnant
Deeds | Wales | Manafon
Deeds | Wales | Merioneth
Deeds | Wales | Montgomeryshire
Deeds | Wales | Welshpool
Elections | Wales | Montgomery
Harrisons (Firm) | Archives
Roads | Wales | Montgomeryshire
Savings banks | Wales | Montgomeryshire
Transport | Wales | Montgomeryshire

Personal names
Andrews family , of Montgomeryshire
Baxter family , of Montgomeryshire
Dugdale family , of Llwyn
Glyn family , of Montgomeryshire
Harrison , Robert J. (Robert John) , of Llantysilio Hall , Llangollen
Harrison family , of Llantysilio Hall
Humphreys family , of Chirbury
Jones , Thomas , of Llantysilio
Jones family , of Llanloddian and Llandysilio
Jones family , of Llantysilio Hall
Lloyd family , of Forden
Morris family , of Pentrenant
Mytton family , of Montgomeryshire
Naylor family , of Leighton Hall and Brynllywarch
Pryce Buckley family , of Montgomeryshire
Pryce family , of Cyfronydd
Pugh family , of Brynllywarch (Newtown , Montgomeryshire)
Pugh family , of Llanerchydol (Welshpool)
Rocke family , of Montgomeryshire
Troughton family , of Warwickshire
Turner family , of Kerry
Vaughan family , of Montgomeryshire
Walton family , of Cwmllecoediog
Williams , John , of Plas Tanyrallt , co. Caernarfon , and Vownog , Llanfyllin

Corporate names
Bank House Estate (Montgomeryshire and Shropshire)
Bryn-Llywarch Estate (Wales)
Cwmllecoediog Estate (Wales)
Cyfronnydd Estate (Wales)
Glanhafren Estate (Wales)
Harrisons Solicitors
Leighton Hall Estate (Wales)
Llantysilio Hall Estate (Wales)
Pennant Estate (Montgomeryshire, Wales)
Trefnanney Estate (Wales)
Trewern Hall Estate (Wales)


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